The police guard has opened an independent investigation into a report of exposure in a restaurant days before Sarah Everard went missing.
The Independent Bureau of Police Conduct (IOPC) has opened an investigation into whether city police officers responded appropriately to the report of indecent exposure on Feb.28.
Ms. Everard disappeared after walking home from a friend’s apartment in south London on March 3.
The IOPC investigation will look into the actions of the Met after police received a report on February 28 this year that a man was exposed in a fast food restaurant in south London.
The IOPC investigation follows a conduct referral from the Met regarding two officers received last night, which official reports indicate is linked to four other referrals.
They are all related to the arrest of a serving Met police officer on suspicion of kidnapping, murder and a separate charge of indecent exposure.
The IOPC said it had determined yesterday, Wednesday March 10th, that two conduct referrals related to kidnapping / murder and indecent exposure allegations against the arrested officer should be investigated by the local police.
The guard dog says he is still reviewing a mandatory referral regarding police actions after receiving a report that Sarah Everard was missing.
A fifth mandatory referral was received today from the Met regarding police contact with the arrested officer who was hospitalized yesterday afternoon for a head injury in custody.
This transfer will also be checked to determine what further action may be required from the guard dog.
It comes after Sarah Everard’s family paid their tribute for “bringing so much joy into our lives”.
In a statement issued on their behalf by the Metropolitan Police, the 33-year-old marketing director’s family asked for information to aid the armed forces’ investigation.
Her family said, “Our beautiful daughter Sarah has been taken away from us and we ask for information that will help solve this terrible crime.
“Sarah was bright and beautiful – a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and reliable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humor.
“She was strong and principled and a shining example for all of us. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy into our lives.
“We’d like to thank our friends and family for their support during this terrible time, and we’d especially like to thank Sarah’s friends who are working tirelessly to help.”